Archived Events for April through November 2008

April 12, 2008
13th Annual Student Forum — Toward a ‘Just’ Sustainability

Hefter Center, 3271 N Lake Dr

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Professor Julian Agyeman, Tufts University, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

Friday, March 28, 2008

Professor William Cronon will give his talk, “Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago”, Friday, March 28 at 2:30pm in the American Geographical Society library (3rd floor of Golda Meir).

Urban Studies and Sociology Professor William Velez will give a talk entitled: The Settlement of Puerto Ricans in Central Florida: Spatial and Social Issues. His talk will be held in room 183 in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning.

April 30, 2008
Milwaukee Summit
Hefter Center, 3271 N Lake Dr, UW-Milwaukee
The Urban Studies Programs at UW-Milwaukee will hold its second annual Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit on April 30, 2008. This year’s topic is the relationship of health care to urban economic development. How do cities work to improve the health of residents? What is the impact of employment in the heath care industry on the urban economy? How do health care insurance costs limit business development? What do health care costs contribute to urban poverty and the urban tax burden? How effective are nonprofit health care clinics in reaching the urban poor? What are the particular health care needs of the urban poor? This years’ panel will feature experts in health care employment, economic development and health care, and the impact of health care clinics and nonprofits.

September 25, 2008
Urban Studies Fall Social

Greene Hall, 3347 N Downer Ave
Keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Adelman, Assistant Professor, the University at Buffalo – The State University of New York, will assess the trends and explanations of urban immigration in his presentation, “Where Do Immigrants Settle in Urban America? Assessing Trends and Explanations.” Dr. Adelman’s presentation begins at 5:00 p.m. A reception follows from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the UW-Milwaukee College of Letters and Science, the Urban Studies Programs and the Department of Sociology.

October 8, 2008
Dr. John Rennie Short, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland Baltimore County, will give a talk entitled, “Suburban Gothic, the Crisis in the Suburbs,” as part of the Wilkommen Geography Lecture Series.

November 2008
GIS Day at UWM features morning and afternoon workshops, a map gallery and an exhibit of the UWM Student GIS Project Competition winners. All these activities are held in the American Geographical Society Library, third floor, East Wing of the Golda Meir Library building.

November 2008
The Fall 2008 Harold Mayer Lecture will take place at 3:00 pm in the American Geographical Society Library. The guest speaker is Dr. Lawrence Knopp, Professor of Geography and Associate Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. His talk, entitled “Race, Gender, and Venereal Biopower in Wartime Seattle,” is based on research conducted in collaboration with Professor Michael Brown at the University of Washington.

November 12, 2008
3rd Annual Henry Maier State of Milwaukee Summit
Summit theme: Water Security and Urban Development
3:00 pm at the Hefter Center
3271 N Lake Dr, UW-Milwaukee

The Great Lakes is a valuable resource in the Midwest. In Milwaukee we are water “haves.” Other areas of the country are water “have-nots.” Water is emerging as the “new oil.” What is the relationship between water and economic growth? What is the future of the “water belt” of the upper Midwest? Will we see rebirth and growth as other parts of the country address scarce water issues?

Water is a political issue and the panelists at the 3rd annual Summit will address many issues facing water management and urban development. Issues important to ALL urban study students and alumni.

Panelists include: Peter Annin, author of the Great Lakes Water Wars; Julia Taylor, President of the Greater Milwaukee Committee; Val Klump, Director and Senior Scientist of the UWM WATER Institute; Ryan Holifield, Assistant Professor of Geography and Urban Studies